Average, athletic frame. Minimal remaining projection.
Hit: Starts square with his bat on his
shoulder. Utilizes a leg kick timing device. Solid-average bat
speed. Quick hands. Short swing, direct to the ball.
Swing-and-miss has increased as he has attempted to hit for more
power and lift the ball more. Aggressive approach. Looks to
attack early in the count and will expand the zone often. Rarely
walks and has swing-and-miss in his game. Needs to refine
approach and make better swing decisions. Struggles against
velocity. Potential fringe-average hit tool.
Power: Will show average raw power, especially to the
pull side. Swing adjustment added loft in 2019, showing
substantial power in a very hitter-friendly league that carried
over into 2021 in Greenville. Hits the ball hard and could
develop fringe-average raw power in his peak.
Run: Average speed.
Above-average defensive profile. Sure-handed. Solid footwork,
quick transfer, makes flashy plays. Fluid actions, soft hands.
Comfortable going to both sides and plays his angles well. Good
instincts, almost always makes the right play and is always
thinking ahead. Has played second base, third base, and
shortstop in pro ball and began to see a little bit of time in
center field in 2022.
Arm: Above-average arm strength. Quick release.
More than passable at all infield positions.
Career Notes: Impressed in the Cape League in 2018. Was
a well-regarded prospect heading into the 2019 college season,
but struggled at the plate with UC Irvine early on and fell to
the 12th round. Continued to make swing adjustments in 2019,
resulting in a nice showing in the Pioneer League, where he was
old for the level. Was acquired for LHRP Yoan Aybar in a deal
apparently made by the Red Sox to free up a 40-man roster spot
during the 2020-21 offseason. Reportedly surprised Red Sox staff
with his ability to play shortstop after the trade.
Participated in the 2021 Fall Performance Program. Participated
in the 2022 Winter Warm-Up. Received a non-roster invitation to
MLB spring training in 2022.
Potential emergency up-and-down utility infielder. Ceiling of a
utility infielder. Hit tool development will be key to reaching
his potential. Has enough defense and power to profile in a
bench role, but upside is limited if he cannot make more
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